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Workshop: Mediation & Moderation Analysis

Friday, October 29, 2021
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus

Many research questions go beyond 'Is there a relationship between two variables?' to become questions such as 'Under what conditions is there a relationship?' or 'Can I explain the relationship between those variables?'. Moderation and mediation models that can answer these questions are increasingly prevalent in many disciplines, and are becoming easier to run as well. This workshop will focus on the PROCESS macro developed by Andrew Hayes, which facilitates mediation and moderation analyses in SPSS and provides useful features such as generating significance tests for simple slopes in moderation models and providing bootstrapped confidence intervals to test indirect effects in mediational models. Syntax for conducting moderation in mediation in other software packages, including Stata, will be provided as supplemental materials. During the seminar instructor Joel Ginn will cover: • conceptual and statistical basics of these two models • introduce PROCESS (a macro to run these models in SPSS) • demonstrate the macro with a real data-example in SPSS Instructor information: Joel Ginn joined UMass Amherst Center for Research on Families (CRF) in Spring 2018 as a graduate methodology consultant, helping faculty and graduate students to conduct and interpret analyses and developing plans for data analysis. He has training in ANOVA, regression, and multilevel modeling and works primarily with SPSS (with some training in HLM, Mplus, and R). In his own work he studies the underlying psychology of climate change motivations, specifically why people do, or do not, choose to reduce their meat consumption for environmental reasons.

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